CAECAY Igniting Change through Charity Support

Congress of Athletes Entertainers and Celebrities Creating Alternatives for Youths

CAECAY Partner Client Athletes, Entertainers, Celebrities, and Influencers: Igniting Change for Underserved Youth through Charity Support.

In our world of constant media consumption, CAECAY with Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Superstar Management, ¿eX-whY? and Nowtruth partner clients influence of athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers cannot be overstated. These individuals possess the power to captivate and inspire millions. Harnessing their reach and popularity for a noble cause, such as supporting charities that create opportunities and alternatives for underserved youth, has the potential to bring about profound positive change. CAECAY explores how these influential figures can impact support charities and the lives of underserved youth, fostering hope, empowerment, and transformation.

CAECAY Amplifying Awareness:

Athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers possess an extensive network of followers and fans, granting them a significant platform. When they align with support charities, they can effectively raise awareness about the challenges faced by underserved youth. Through social media campaigns, public appearances, and personal testimonials, they amplify the voices of these young individuals, shedding light on their struggles and the need for meaningful alternatives. By using their platform to advocate for change, they inspire a wider audience to take action and support these causes.

CAECAY Inspiring Empowerment:

The involvement of influential figures in support charities has the power to inspire underserved youth. By sharing their personal stories of triumph over adversity, athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers offer relatable role models who have overcome similar obstacles. This inspiration instills a sense of hope and self-belief within these young individuals, showing them that they, too, can rise above their circumstances. The examples set by these figures demonstrate that there are alternatives and opportunities available, igniting a fire of motivation and empowerment within underserved youth.

CAECAY Mobilizing Resources:

One of the most significant contributions that athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers can make to support charities is mobilizing resources. Their involvement often results in increased visibility and public interest, leading to a rise in donations, sponsorships, and partnerships. Through fundraising events, benefit concerts, or charity auctions, these influential figures bring attention to the cause and encourage others to contribute their time, money, and resources. This influx of support allows support charities to expand their programs, provide better opportunities, and create lasting change for underserved youth.

CAECAY Driving Policy Change:

Beyond raising awareness and mobilizing resources, athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers possess the power to drive policy change. Their prominence allows them to engage with lawmakers and policymakers, advocating for reforms that can positively impact underserved youth. By leveraging their influence and personal experiences, they can bring attention to systemic issues and push for legislative changes that prioritize the well-being and future of these young individuals. Their involvement in public discourse can generate momentum for policy initiatives that create opportunities and alternatives for underserved youth.

CAECAY Long-Term Impact:

The impact of athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers on support charities extends far beyond short-term campaigns or events. Their involvement can spark a ripple effect, inspiring others to get involved and make a difference. By leveraging their networks, these influential figures create a powerful web of support, drawing in individuals from diverse backgrounds who share a common goal of empowering underserved youth. This collective effort ensures the longevity and sustainability of support charities, making a lasting impact on the lives of countless young individuals.

The CAECAY with Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Superstar Management, ¿eX-whY? and Nowtruth clients partnership between athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers with support charities holds immense potential for transforming the lives of underserved youth. Through their platforms, these influential figures amplify awareness, inspire empowerment, mobilize resources, drive policy change, and create a lasting impact. By leveraging their fame and influence for social good, they become catalysts for change, igniting hope and opening doors of opportunity for the most vulnerable among us. Together, these individuals and support charities can build a more inclusive and equitable society. Go to our Matching Charitable Philanthropic Organizations with ICONS or Matching ICONS with Charitable Philanthropic Organizations pages to complete the requisite form and submission.

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CAECAY Marketing Plan Evaluates Our Impact on Support Charities

CAECAY Marketing Plan evaluates the Impact of CAECAY with Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Superstar Management, ¿eX-whY? and Nowtruth partner clients Matching Athletes, Entertainers, Celebrities, and Influencers on Support Charities Creating Opportunities and Alternatives for Youth.

CAECAY’s marketing plan aims evaluates the impact of matching athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers with support charities that create opportunities and alternatives for youth. By leveraging the reach and influence of these individuals, the plan seeks to measure the effectiveness of their involvement in raising awareness, driving engagement, and generating support for these charitable organizations.

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CAECAY Objective:

The primary objective of this marketing plan is to assess the impact of matching athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers with support charities on creating opportunities and alternatives for youth. The specific goals include:

a) Measuring the increase in awareness and visibility of the charities’ initiatives.

b) Evaluating the engagement and response generated by the target audience.

c) Assessing the growth in support, both in terms of donations and volunteer involvement.

CAECAY Target Audience:

The target audience for this marketing plan includes:

a) Existing supporters of the charities.

b) Potential donors interested in youth development and social causes.

c) Youth themselves, who can benefit from the alternatives created by these charities.

d) Fans and followers of the athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers.

CAECAY Strategy:

a) Partnership Selection: Identify athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers whose values align with the mission and vision of the support charities. Consider their credibility, influence, and ability to connect with the target audience.

b) Collaborative Campaigns: Design engaging and impactful campaigns that highlight the work of the charities, emphasizing the positive outcomes and alternatives they create for youth. Incorporate the personalities and unique talents of the selected individuals to maximize impact and resonance.

c) Multi-channel Approach: Utilize various marketing channels such as social media, television, radio, events, and print media to reach a wide range of audiences. Tailor the messaging to each channel and target audience segment to ensure maximum effectiveness.

d) Tracking and Analysis: Implement tracking mechanisms to monitor the impact of the campaigns. Evaluate key performance indicators (KPIs) such as increased brand awareness, website traffic, social media engagement, donations received, and volunteer sign-ups. Regularly analyze data to gauge the success of the campaigns and make necessary adjustments.

CAECAY Implementation:

a) Develop compelling campaign narratives that highlight the stories of youth who have benefited from the alternatives created by the support charities.

b) Create visually appealing and shareable content that resonates with the target audience.

c) Collaborate with the selected individuals to co-create and distribute campaign content through their social media channels, leveraging their existing fan base and influence.

d) Organize events and fundraisers that provide opportunities for the target audience to engage directly with the support charities and the partnered athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers.

CAECAY Evaluation:

a) Conduct regular surveys and polls to measure changes in awareness, perception, and willingness to support the charities.

b) Monitor social media metrics, website analytics, and donation data to assess the impact of the campaigns.

c) Compare the performance of campaigns with and without the involvement of athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers to gauge their effectiveness.

d) Seek feedback from the support charities, individuals involved, and the target audience to identify areas of improvement and potential future collaborations.

CAECAY with Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Superstar Management, ¿eX-whY? and Nowtruth partner clients Matching athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers with support charities has the potential to create significant positive change for youth by raising awareness, driving engagement, and generating support. By implementing this marketing plan and evaluating the impact of their involvement, we can measure the effectiveness of such collaborations and continuously improve strategies to maximize the benefits for the support charities and the youth they serve.

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The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and National Lawyers Guild (NLG-SFBA) Human Civil Rights Committee (HCRC)

The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and National Lawyers Guild (NLG-SFBA) Human Civil Rights Committee (HCRC)
Human Civil Rights Committee Exploratory Meeting 

Please contact our colleague Abdul Jalil al-Hakim (legal@amwftrust.org) if you are interested in joining us for an exploratory meeting to assess the idea of initiating a new committee focused on an integral approach to issues related to human rights and civil rights, in the tradition of the NLG’s long standing work as a space for the strategic convergence of movements in defense of our most fundamental rights.

Camilo Pérez-Bustillo

Executive Director

https://AMWFTRUST.ORG

(510) 394-4101

legal@amwftrust.org

In doing so we are engaging in a membership drive aimed specifically to increase the membership in that Committee to include Civil Rights Lawyers, Groups and Organizations; Multi Cultural/Interfaith Religious Institutions; Unions and union members; advocates/activist; educators/students; and concerned Community members vested in the betterment of the lives of those whose Civil Rights are being compromised the greatest. Potential new associate members would apply to ALL the NATIONAL movements: Federal, State and Local, Political and Legislative, Senate and House members advocacy; Constitutional, Human and Civil rights organizations; Black Lives Matter; Defund the Police Reform; Social Justice Reform; Anti-Systemic Racism organizations; Voters Rights organizations; Immigration; Climate Justice; Healthcare; Wealth Inequality; Education; Gun Violence; Hunger and Food Insecurity; Abortion-Pro Choice Rights; LGBTQIA; School-to-Prison Pipeline; Homelessness; Abuse movements; Color of Change, James Rucker, Van Jones, Colin Kaepernick, Malcolm Jenkins, Anquan Bolden, AND ALL community-based organizations, activist, advocates, service providers, donors, volunteers, nonprofit groups, in collaboration with ALL hunger, health care, housing, violence, abuse, counseling, senior, youth, women, children, civil rights, employment, and education response agencies- to thousands of men, women and children living in San Francisco/ Oakland Bay Area in California to help transform NOT JUST the lives of people in need, BUT ALL PEOPLE.

There was once a time back in the late 1960’s and 1970’s where the NLG, specifically in the Bay Area, LEAD THE WORLD in the fight for Civil Rights with so many GREAT lawyers whose strategy, tactics and style was not only imitated, but taught as a tool for success!

With Roe v Wade Women’s Rights overturned; George Floyd Police Reform Bill stalled; John Lewis Voter Rights Bill locked out with counter laws to deny equal voting rights surging across the country; LGBTQ rights headed for reversal; Immigration Bills ended; DACA Act denied; Enviornmental, Criminal, Prison and Social Justice reforms disbanded; WITH ALL HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER ATTACK, WHEREIN AMERICAN SOCIETY HAS BEEN SET BACK OVER 100 YEARS, URGENCY IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

This illustrates that ALL CIVIL RIGHTS are under sever threat of being rolled back 100 years!, Unless and until there is complete Judicial Reform revoking immunity for Judges, Police and Prosecutors to END Grand Systemic and Endemic Corruption, that maintains and continues the Jim Crow administration of justice serving White Class and Privileged Bias, YOUR LIVES, BLACK LIVES, ALL LIVES DON’T MATTER!

The dramatic long standing effects of the Jim Crow administration of justice is characterized by tyrannical Federal, State, and Local Governments; Corrupt Federal, State, and Local Government Judicial and Law Enforcement Agencies; Rampant Fraud and Corruption; Class, Race and Caste Societal Wars; Dehumanization of the Minority and Poor Masses; Financial Collapse; Famine, Disease; Food Insecurity; Affordable Housing Drought; Sky Rocketing Unemployment; Social Unrest; Environmental Disaster; other characteristics representative of a Cataclysmic Decline in Society as the Rich Top 2% Just Get Richer at everyone else’s expense!!

With the WHOLE WORLD protesting the reversal of Roe v Wade and the integrity, or lack thereof, of the Supreme and lower Courts, this is a HUMAN concern that will only grow in importance everyday!

Pro-Democracy Human Civil Rights policy leaders around the world, have a very difficult challenge. 

This is not a regular challenge, nor traditional contest of the kind you and I have ever had in the past, deciding whether we should have this kind of legal Human Civil Rights policy for a movement or that kind of Human Civil Rights policy for a movement. Our society has become increasingly a contest between liberal democracy — continued and expanded liberal democracy against fascism, political violence, illiberalism.

We are fighting against forces that want to and are increasingly gaining control over our ability to have a Human Civil Rights policy be something that can be thrown out with elections if they don’t like the results or answer they get.

If you are in the position of being in the pro-democracy, Human Civil Rights movement, here is your challenge. On the one hand, you have to call out those threats to pro-democracy, to Human Civil Rights, because it’s incredibly important to do so. You have to be outraged because you should be outraged. But if that is all you are offering, you are NOT effectively providing Human Civil Rights policy for any effective solutions, much less a movement! YOU ARE NOT meeting those MOST in need, nor voters where they are in the concerns that they have in the lived terrain of their lives.

The challenge for pro-democracy forces effectively providing Human Civil Rights policy with any effective solutions, and a movement is, how can our pro-democracy forces beat back this threat of authoritarianism- fascism, political violence, illiberalism? Not simply by condemning it, which people have gotten very good at, but actually, outcompeting it.

Outcompeting it for hearts and minds. Outcompeting it so that those MOST in need feel their cause is more immediate to ALL peoples’ lives than fascism and authoritarianism does. Those MOST in need FEEL more exuberant and transcendent than fascism and authoritarianism does. Offers more belonging than fascism and authoritarianism does. It offers more of effective ANSWERS, SOLUTIONS, RESOLUTIONS of their legal Human Civil Rights bewilderment and confusion in a confusing age than fascism and authoritarianism does.

Right now, the pro-democracy movement is not succeeding, I would even argue LOSING GROUND, at outcompeting fascism. I am making a plea having spent the last 50 years studying, working on the ground developing a formula that we learn from the Bay Area’s glorious past being LEADERS in the pro-democracy, Human Civil Rights policy movement to beat back this authoritarian tide.

The American midterms had two very distinct systems of democracy and illiberal competing against each other. And I’m not just throwing that out. The majority of the Republican candidates ran on the platform are all election deniers, democracy deniers. That’s an actual fact.

As the election neared, we saw that the latest polls showed in the congressional ballot that the average support for both Democratic candidates and Republican candidates was at about 46 percent. In other words, they’re just about tied in this point. Which is a little different than what we heard a couple of months ago. We heard a couple of months ago that the stories of hope, the stories of democracy working, the stories of legislation were beginning to show up for the Democrats. But that faded out.

Where do WE go from here?

YOU CAN LEAD THE WAY!!

Respectfully,

Abdul-Jalil
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NEED LEGAL COUNSEL FOR PROTECTION OF THE HOMELESS/NEEDY FROM THE Pandemic Scammers- Social Service Providers/Agencies- POVERTY PIMPS – “Scamdemers“

We are recommending an Investigation and Forensic Audit of the “Scamdemers“

We, the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF) are looking for legal Counsel to provide legal services to Seniors, mentally compromised, the housing marginalized/Homeless, disabled, medically challenged, the indigent, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ-gender, religious minorities, ethnic minorities, people of color, youth that are aged out of foster care/adoption, emancipated youth, minorities of ALL persuasions, whom have been set up to have their housing denied and, in some cases, put back on the street for no reason other than we have caught their “Scamdemic service providers” in multiple, extremely racist and bigoted instances of discrimination and persecution in the processing of housing applications and even having government law enforcement agencies involved as a silent third-party in doing so! These Scamdemic agencies are raking in multi-million dollars a year and providing substandard services, with improperly and untrained employees that is costing ALL PARTIES millions in WASTE as well! The Scamdemers have tried to abuse many of them so badly that they would just leave the programs and go back to the streets, freeway underpasses, etc.!

We sought out our partners at the National Lawyers Guild- San Francisco Bay Area (NLG-SFBA), but there was no one qualified that responded.

The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF), is a 65 year old, 501C3 non-profit, public services organization based on GIVING AND SHARING, is non-denominational, Multi-Cultural, 100% volunteer financed and operated relief organization that provides FREE charitable assistance to the general public with food, medicine, clothing, educational and employment opportunities, mental and physical health referrals, legal aid, shelter and other necessities to individuals, children, families, and organizations who lack these essentials for any reason. We provide private school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance; homelessness assistance; mental and physical health assistance; medical assistance and legal aid assistance referrals FREE for ANYONE whom has the need.

 AMWF is especially concerned about the most vulnerable people in the community and extends these various services and programs to the economically, mentally, and physically challenged; the poor and homeless; the undereducated and undeserved; people living with symptomatic HIV and AIDS; substance abuse; seniors 55 years and older; prenatal women; at risk youth; shut-in and homebound people living with serious illness; people with compromised immune systems, low-wage workers, and undocumented people. We have multiple efforts to support organizations and communities responding to the impact of COVID-19 in racial bias, worker protection, homelessness, renter protection, housing insecurity, and food security and the needs of low-income communities, particularly the impacts for communities of color, related to COVID-19.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has driven unprecedented surges in demand for food assistance, AMWF’s food network brings together different groups, organizations, and agencies that work with the poor and needy has always had one of the best ever business models combines our food procurement with our established innovative food redistribution hub, serves a network for other hunger-relief organizations to provide more effective hunger-relief efforts in the Bay Area.

We are committed to greater racial and economic equity in the Bay Area and want to ensure that people of color and low-income people are (1) food, basic needs and economically secure, (2) remain in their rooted neighborhood communities, and (3) vigorously engage in social, civic, and just legal life and part of the inclusive Democracy!

We provide FREE groceries, clothing, shoes, hygiene kits, sleeping bags, blankets, medicine, and hot chef’s prepared gourmet meals to the homeless and homeless encampments and habitations of ALL kinds, from the streets to parks, from trees and bushes to alleys, from corners to ditches, from hand built shanties to tents under freeway overpasses!

We are contacting you today in hopes that you may be able to assist us with the housing marginalized individuals and families that are subjected to the “selective persecution” that goes along with the hate induced racism, bigotry, persecution, bias, prejudice and sheer terror that those in charge of the multi-million dollar “house the homeless Scamdemic” so willingly and viciously FORCE upon the helpless!

The housing marginalized/homeless “LIVE- (if I can refer to it as living)” daily with numerous Federal and State sponsored crimes that violate EVERY CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, and the Federal and California State CONSTITUTIONS getting the worst treatment you could imagine, that’s EXTREMELY inhumane because they feel entitled to invoke racism, bigotry, harassment, and persecution upon them, as being homeless, no one cares, no one is going to protect them and it’s escalating with the lies, deception, and fraud that now is common place in ALL their interactions as these “Scamdemers” are clearly acting in concert with each other!
They, the poverty pimp “Scamdemers”, can manipulate the system anyway they chose since no one is really watching to hold them accountable, it’s largely unregulated, and the clients they are supposed to serve are unknown- invisible to society as people, but exist only as human blight and vermin in their respective privileged neighborhoods destined to be extracted- BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!
The housing marginalized/homeless are subjected to these unbridled attacks because the service agencies are “the only game in town”! It’s their game, their ball, their court, they own the league and operate it unencumbered and un-policed! It’s truly the Wild, Wild West, and they have ALL the guns and ammunition!

These “Scamdemers” operate in conjunction with and in many capacities Executives, Directors, Housing Commissions, Housing Authorities in the commission of numerous Federal and State crimes that violate EVERY CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, the CONSTITUTION AND ALL BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS!

To quote just TWO instances: 

1) “Your ILLEGAL, INHUMAN tactics including the HATE, multiple threats, sheer TERROR, intimidation, and harassment forced on them with the intent to inflict the maximum pain and suffering on them, while you engaged in CRIMINAL FRAUD AND CONCEALMENT AS YOU HAD THE X DOCUMENT AND WAS AWARE OF IT’S CONTENTS ALL THE TIME! To enact your strategy, you needed them to produce it to conceal the fact that you already had it! These are Federal and State crimes of Hate, and violations of EVERY CIVIL RIGHTS ACT and the CONSTITUTION!”

2) “your using this weaponized process to further your agenda of persecution while committing Hate Crimes, Terror, Civil Conspiracy, Islamophobia, Xenophobia, Hate Induced Bigotry, Vindictive Retaliation, Oppression, Harassment, Racism, Bias, Prejudice, Unfairness, Persecution, AND GRAND CORRUPTION!”

There have been several attempts with law enforcement to “frame” their clients for fraud the Scamdemers were committing in their clients name with the intent to entrapment them in the charge! It has backfired many times, BUT IS STILL ACTIVE!

The Scamdemers even tried to abuse the law by making excessive, unrelated DEMANDS for legally protected- private and personal unrelated information that they had NO RIGHT to in furtherance of their agenda. Two examples: 

1) If there are any other legal requirements for any other documents, as we said before, PLEASE PROVIDE THE DOCUMENTED LEGAL REFERENCE FOR IT AS IT WOULD ALSO INCLUDE WHAT DOCUMENTS SATISFY THAT REQUIREMENT. The scamdemers has REPEATEDLY failed and refused to do so on ALL previous requests for the substantiation of the request (demand). This appears to be another ruse to provoke and aggrieve them in your entrapment strategy. 

2) “We all have agreed that your and others at XXX admitted continuing collective and coordinated efforts to ensure X’s  frustration, and dissatisfaction has been duly noted, as we are well experienced in recognizing and negating these “Target, Engagement, Harassment, Provocation, Litigation” tactics as a part of the larger “Entrapment” strategy and the reference to consult your “others” in this matter as well.” 

The Scamdemers admissions evenbrings into play their use of “others” and their roles in this continuing saga that should be about their clients housing and well being- NOT an “Entrapment”.
Their use of “others” compromises their “cover” and implies that they and/or the “others” are or maybe under and working with a government Special Services Division, with or as confidential informants, snitches, government operatives, are authorized to engage in illegal activity and acts that would be unlawful if performed by an actual FBI agent such as entrapment by “participating in an act that constitutes an obstruction of justice (e.g. perjury, witness tampering, witness intimidation, entrapment, or the fabrication, alteration, or destruction of evidence),” or to “initiate a plan or strategy to commit a federal, state, or local offense,” they provide a number of conditions under which “an inducement to an individual to engage in crime is authorized.”
These confidential informants, snitches, government operatives can provide a number of conditions under which “an inducement to an individual to engage in crime is authorized.” This could apply to any or all of the actions taken in and of their services as a “quasi- governmental” agency acting in their clients name and stead. 

    The Scamdemers constant hostility, harassment, oppressive, onerous criminal corruption and persecution to the detriment of those most in need with their adversarial actions appears to be more a continuing ruse to provoke them with their racial and religious biases and aggrieve them in their entrapment strategy.

     The Scamdemers are ALL legal parties as Governmental and Quasi-governmental employees, agents, contractors, entities, associates, members, and contractors of their companies, the U. S. Federal Government, State of California, County, and cities, among others, have engaged in unethical and criminal means, instigated and encouraged said acts, which gives rise to fraudulent, corruption as the Scamdemers conspired, consorted, colluded, conceived, employed and enacted the criminal, tactical, hate crime inspired policy of TARGETED HATE CRIME, Terror, Civil Conspiracy, Islamophobia, Xenophobia, Hate Induced Bigotry, Vindictive Retaliation, Oppression, Harassment, Racism, Discrimination, Bias, Prejudice, Unfairness, Persecution, AND GRAND CORRUPTION, victimization, inciting acrimony, animus, in the continued persecution with calumny deceit and the attempted entrapment of them as the continuing “TARGET”.

    ALL the Scamdemers DOCUMENTED actions alleged include violations of the First, Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Unruh and Ralph Civil Rights Acts, and the Bane Acts, Equal Protection under 42 U.S.C. ß 1983, California Constitution, Article VI, § 4 1/2; California Code of Civil Procedure §§ 355, 356, 473, 475, 3523, and 3528, and for Harassment, Censorship, Fraud, Negligence, Misrepresentation, Abuse of Process, Breach of Contract, Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Breach of Express Warranty, Breach of Implied Warranty, Breach of Contract/Common Law Warranty, Deceptive Trade Practices, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Misrepresentation, Fraud by Concealment, California’s Unfair Competition Law, Cal Bus & Prof Code §§ 17200 et seq, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Discrimination in Violation of the Unruh Act, Nuisance, Abuse of Process, Fraud by Concealment, Violation of California False Advertising Law, Violation of California Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), Breach of Implied Warranty, Deceit-(California Civil Code § 1710), Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices, Unconscionability (UDAP), Elder Abuse.
Given the FRAUD, ADMITTED LIES AND DECEPTION, THEFT, FABRICATION OF DOCUMENTS, ETC., this could easily be “a plan or strategy to commit a federal, state, or local offense” in the “entrapped” clients name, under the guise of “an inducement to an individual to engage in crime is authorized.” 

Here again they are admitting their entrapment strategy and their involving unknown “third parties” that are directing their actions in this admitted attempt at fraud.
Can you PLEASE give them some guidance and representation, or perhaps direct us to someone that can if you can’t help them? We will await your communication.

Sincerely,

A. J.
(legal@amwftrust.org)
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To that end, our agency would like to provide you with a list of entertainment jobs and castings calls that might fit the description for your job considerations or placement for jobs for a friend that you have.
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We can send Photos, Bios, videos, Comp Cards, CV with samples of work and salary requirements, where necessary. We are members of the Casting Society of America (C.S.A.), Independent Film Producers (I.F.P.), Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.), and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) to list a few.
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CAECAY’S ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR

CAECAY’S ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR

Congress of Athletes Entertainers and Celebrities Creating Alternatives for Youths

Welcome to the Congress of Athletes Entertainers and Celebrities Creating Alternatives for Youths (CAECAY), CAECAY’s ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR, at the CAECAY.ORG website.

In today’s digital age, the power of personal branding has never been more apparent. For student athletes, entertainers, celebrities, and influencers, the ability to monetize their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) has become a game-changer. A world of opportunities has opened up in NIL. Leading the way in this transformative landscape is the Congress of Athletes Entertainers and Celebrities Creating Alternatives for Youths (CAECAY). With over 50 years of experience and a commitment to empowering individuals, CAECAY, in collaboration with esteemed organizations and personalities like the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF), Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Superstar Management, Ex-why AdVentures, and Nowtruth, is poised to revolutionize the world of NIL monetization.

CAECAY works with the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation (AMWF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that was founded in 1957, in collaboration with Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Superstar Management, ¿eX-whY? AdVentures and Nowtruth. This strategic union assist professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers in fulfilling their philanthropic aspirations and charities in fundraising fulfillment using celebrities. The AMWF, Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Superstar Management, ¿eX-whY? AdVentures and Nowtruth strategic union accomplishes this mission with it’s unique offering of superior attributes for providing professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers, and celebrity like organizations, with Brand Ambassadors, endorsements, partnerships and sponsorships, advertising, marketing, sales, promotional, strategic media and social media campaigns, with expert advice and services in Motion Picture, Television, Video, Radio, Audio, Print Commercial/Ads, Social Media, Podcast, Blog/Vlog, Web Ads that include state of the art technology and a 501(c)(3) platform from which they can conduct their charitable events. In addition to these services, CAECAY also provides professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers with processing and fulfillment services to help them meet the numerous requests for assistance that they receive from charities each year.

CAECAY further meets its mission by increasing the accessibility of charities to professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers, and the tremendous benefits that such access can provide to charities. This goal is primarily accomplished through CAECAY’s “ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR”, with the “Matching Charitable Philanthropic Organizations with ICONS” or “Matching ICONS with Charitable Philanthropic Organizations”, which ever applies to you.

CAECAY has also donated at no charge to the charity, autographed memorabilia by the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers experiences that the charities then use to raise funds for their programs. Since its inception, CAECAY has worked with charities from around the corner to around the world, that help the poor and disadvantaged, youth, assist those afflicted by disease, aid veterans injured by war, social justice, and homelessness.

To join CAECAY’s ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR, go to “Matching Charitable Philanthropic Organizations with ICONS”:  https://caecay.org/matching-charitable-philanthropic-organizations-with-icons/ or “Matching ICONS with Charitable Philanthropic Organizations”:  https://caecay.org/matching-icons-with-charitable-philantropic-organizations/

The Mission of CAECAY is “To unite the goodwill of professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers with the generosity of their fans to assist people in need” which it achieves by assisting professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities, influencers and related organizations in fulfilling their philanthropic aspirations.

Since it’s inception, it has also been a primary goal of CAECAY to increase the accessibility of charities to professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers and the tremendous benefits that such access can provide to them. This is primarily done with our Brand Ambassadors, endorsements, partnerships and sponsorships, advertising, marketing, sales, promotional, strategic media and social media campaigns, with expert advice and services in Motion Picture, Television, Video, Radio, Audio, Print Commercial/Ads, Social Media, Podcast, Blog/Vlog, Web Ads.

One special feature we can provide is donating autographed memorabilia for fundraising purposes through CAECAY’s ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR. Join CAECAY’s ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR at “Matching Charitable Philanthropic Organizations with ICONS”:  https://caecay.org/matching-charitable-philanthropic-organizations-with-icons/ or “Matching ICONS with Charitable Philanthropic Organizations” https://caecay.org/matching-icons-with-charitable-philantropic-organizations/

Athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers, and their agents, are often inundated with requests from charities to assist them with their fundraising efforts. These requests often include requests for autographed memorabilia, lending the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers’s name to the charity, or making a personal appearance on behalf of the charity. Furthermore, they are also often asked, by both charities and individuals, to provide autographed memorabilia and/or to meet seriously or terminally ill individuals.

In most cases, professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers are all too willing to sign a photo for a fan, especially one who is ill, or provide a charity with various autographed memorabilia for their fundraising efforts. However, given the active and lucrative memorabilia market that exists today, these professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers want to make sure that these items are going to fans or charities and not to unscrupulous dealers and individuals.

To assist professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers, and their agents, in meeting these many requests, CAECAY provides celebrities with a service whereby CAECAY represents the philanthropic interests of the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers; effectively becoming their “philanthropic agent”. The celebrities and their agents direct any charitable requests they receive to CAECAY, where CAECAY processes and fulfills these requests on behalf of the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers. Requests for autographed memorabilia are screened to ensure that the items will be utilized for charitable purposes and, if approved, the requests are fulfilled with items that have been purchased, autographed by the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers.

Requests for the use of a professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers name, image or likeness, or for a personal appearance by a them, are scrutinized against criteria set forth by the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers. If the request meets these criteria, CAECAY forwards the request to them for their review.

CAECAY does not charge professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers or those receiving memorabilia for this service. However, these professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers appear at CAECAY fundraising events that help raise the funds for CAECAY’s programs.

Many charities do not have the constituency or the access to professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers to garner much, if any, support from them. To assist these charities, CAECAY’s ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR utilizes CAECAY’s relationships with the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers it works with to provide some assistance to these charities. CAECAY can provide autographed memorabilia that charities can, by applying directly to CAECAY, have donated to them for utilization in their fundraising efforts.

Athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers often seek to utilize their professional success to fulfill their philanthropic aspirations but often find the myriad of state and federal statutes that regulate charitable organizations both overwhelming to them and beyond the expertise of their traditional advisors. Additionally, those who do manage to navigate these regulations are often surprised to find that there are many ongoing responsibilities required to maintain such a charitable organization.

CAECAY provides these professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers with professional advice as to how they can best achieve their philanthropic aspirations; explaining to them the details of what is involved in establishing and maintaining their own foundation, as well as several other options that are available to them. CAECAY provides these services to professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers free of charge.

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Often, professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers want to assist certain charitable causes but do not want to establish their own foundations. Furthermore, whereas they are lending their name, image, likeness and reputation, to any such charitable endeavor, they want to ensure that it is conducted professionally and with the utmost integrity.

CAECAY provides these professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers with a 501(c)3 non-profit forum from which they can conduct charitable events such as concerts, celebrity golf and tennis tournaments, basketball games, hockey games, softball games, and casino nights. CAECAY also assists these professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers with Brand Ambassadors, endorsements, partnerships and sponsorships, advertising, marketing, sales, promotional, strategic media and social media campaigns, with expert advice and services in Motion Picture, Television, Video, Radio, Audio, Print Commercial/Ads, Social Media, Podcast, Blog/Vlog, Web Ads in conducting these events by preparing a budget, retaining the services of a production company, and soliciting sponsors and participants.

For its services, CAECAY retains a small portion of the proceeds to fund its charitable work and donates the remaining net proceeds to the charity, or charities, that the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers event was created to support.

While many of the services that CAECAY provides are designed to assist professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers in fulfilling their own philanthropic aspirations, CAECAY does currently provide charities that are not directly supported by a professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers, especially small ones, with various autographed memorabilia for use with their own fundraising efforts. The autographed memorabilia that CAECAY provides is from professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers and the donation of this memorabilia is worldwide.

If you are a charity and would like CAECAY assist you in securing a athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers, and/or with Brand Ambassadors, endorsements, partnerships and sponsorships, advertising, marketing, sales, promotional, strategic media and social media campaigns, with expert advice and services or to donate autographed memorabilia to your organization for its fundraising efforts, please join CAECAY’s “ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR”, complete the Online request form for “Matching Charitable Philanthropic Organizations with ICONS” or “Matching ICONS with Charitable Philanthropic Organizations”, which ever one applies to you. Print and sign it, then please submit the Application, along with the additional information that is required, in accordance with the Instructions. Please note that CAECAY’s ability to fulfill your request is subject to the availability of autographed memorabilia at the time of your application. Furthermore, you must apply at least six months before your fundraising event to receive a donation.

If you are interested in any of the other Services that CAECAY offers, please Contact CAECAY directly at CAECAY@CAECAY.org.

To join CAECAY’s “ICONS CHARITY REGISTRAR”, go to“Matching Charitable Philanthropic Organizations with ICONS”:  https://caecay.org/matching-charitable-philanthropic-organizations-with-icons/ or “Matching ICONS with Charitable Philanthropic Organizations”:  https://caecay.org/matching-icons-with-charitable-philantropic-organizations/

Fee Schedule

FREE/Small Fee: CAECAY represents the philanthropic interests of the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers; effectively becoming their “philanthropic agent” FREE or for a small fee depending on the labor intensity needs of the client. The celebrities and their agents direct any charitable requests they receive to CAECAY, where CAECAY processes and fulfills these requests on behalf of the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers. Requests for autographed memorabilia are screened to ensure that the items will be utilized for charitable purposes and, if approved, the requests are fulfilled with items that have been purchased, autographed by the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers.

Service Fee: For its services, CAECAY retains a small portion of the proceeds from the events we work on to fund its charitable work and donates the remaining net proceeds to the charity, or charities, that the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers event was created to support.

Sliding Scale: Small business charities pay an amount that is calculated based on their size, ability to pay, and needs being Local- City, County; State; Regional; National, or Worldwide for our services, CAECAY retains a small portion of the proceeds to fund its charitable work and donates the remaining net proceeds to the charity, or charities, that the professional athletes, entertainers, celebrities and influencers event was created to support.

Hourly Rate: Based on our FULL SERVICES to the clients.

Percentage: Based on our FULL SERVICES to the clients.
Hourly Rate against a Percentage: Based on our FULL SERVICES to the clients that will pay an hourly fee that is applied to the percentage fee return.

Celebrity Supporters Can Bring Visibility to Charities — but Careful Screening Is Crucial

Celebrities and charities can make a productive marriage — with the famous satisfying their desire to help society (and perhaps burnishing their public images at the same time) and the organizations enjoying greater visibility and often an increase in donations. But when the parties are mismatched, the pairings can also result in splits as acrimonious as any high-profile Hollywood divorce — with potential hazards for charities that have pinned too many of their hopes on a star.

Public figures, say charity managers and fund raisers, are particularly good at drawing attention to an organization’s mission and giving a boost to fund-raising efforts. But nonprofit leaders still advocate screening celebrities carefully to make sure their aims and those of a charity overlap, and clearly communicating both parties’ expectations.

Many public figures want to share their good fortune with worthy organizations. A lot of celebrities are good people, they have good hearts and good souls.

An example, several popular young singers, including Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani, organized a remake of the Marvin Gaye song “What’s Going On,” which was eventually released to benefit several organizations. It was really impressive to see how blessed they felt they were for having been given the gift of celebrity. It helped them cope with their celebrity status for having received the wealth they have received. These are people who want to use music to change the world

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That’s a more idealistic view.

The Personal Touch

Celebrity involvement often takes the form of public-service announcements or the occasional personal appearance to help a fund-raising event attract more people and garner more news coverage. For some organizations, that is all the lift they need.

You should alway plans something special for Special Events. You not only want a top-notch performer, but you want to get them to spend a little time with the donors and volunteers. If they can really engage beyond what they do on stage, that’s an asset to any organization.

Have them attend a reception, then perform, before or after dinner. After the performance, the celebrities posed for photos with major donors. Often, it is in that post-performance schmoozing that is most beneficial to the charity. The celebrity is able to have a positive impact if they spent time with attendees to talk to them after each photo. It is very real and very generous. The celebrity always kept exclaiming how excited they were about the mission. The celebrity really saw what was happening and was eager to support it.

We believe that the celebrity personal touch will help strengthen the relationship with its supporters for the future. It’s not always the immediate that’s apparent. With the photos, the conversations, make a long-term impression with the donors. It’s just another reason to enjoy coming to the office.

When celebrities make personal connections to their charities, their commitment deepens beyond a general wish to do good. Their working-class roots or religion can enhance their desire to help. During the corporate tour, they should met the group’s executive director that can lead to a kinship and bonding with their clients from the beginning. They may really appreciate the people there by striking up friendships with several of the employees, and they look forward to seeing each other.

Preparing Stars to Shine

No matter how strongly a public figure believes in a charity’s mission, it’s vital to prepare them for their inevitable role as the group’s public supporter.

The media turns out when you have celebrity participation. It becomes your job, when there’s a celebrity who might get targeted by the media, to make sure they have the knowledge that they need. Failing to do so can cause embarrassment — for the celebrity, who may look foolish or naive in front of the press, and for the organization, which can be trivialized or misrepresented.

When prepping famous supporters, give them its mission statement, and offers them a “sound bite” or one-line summary of the organization’s work that they can repeat to the press.

We also work hard to identify one or two standout accomplishments that are easy for people to remember. There’s no need to weigh them down with data: Bear in mind that celebrities and their talent for communication can be a great asset, and that the media is often only looking for one or two quick statements about what you do and how successful you are.

In addition, celebrities take corporate tours to learn about its programs firsthand. While the organization does not have a single designated celebrity spokesperson, it has been the recipient of a broad range of participation from famous supporters in both its programming and fund-raising efforts — and that helps when dealing with the news media. Where possible, you want people to be able to speak about their own impressions and time spent with you.

Telling celebrity supporters about an organization’s work is important, but as public figures find out about the charity, the charity should also gauge their willingness to commit both time and money to the cause to help celebrities set up charitable foundations.

The best way for a charitable organization to get the maximum benefit from their relationships with celebrities is to inform the would-be supporters, as clearly and simply as possible, what will be expected of them. They’re pulled in a million different directions, and focus is a problem.

One way to determine a celebrity’s long-term commitment lies in the bottom line. It’s absolutely critical that celebrities donate money. Why should I, as someone who makes hundreds of times less, donate if they don’t? Sure, their time is important, but the public might well say, “If you won’t put up a dollar of your money, why should I?” Yes, their time is valuable, but the fact that they are celebrities is what enables their time to be valuable. Giving shows a stronger commitment.

Despite this recommendation, many charities do not require monetary donations from their celebrity supporters. As with non celebrities, a strong financial commitment to a cause usually accompanies in-depth involvement. But in the case of famous people, one-time associations are often likely to result in the celebrities receiving honoraria of their own with a donation to the celebrity’s foundation.

Some organizations are so in need of visibility — and grateful for celebrity help — that they shy away from also requesting donations. It can be such an ordeal, in terms of scheduling, to get them to participate in different kinds of things that take a back seat. Perhaps you’re a small, poorly funded nonprofit doing advocacy. Certainly, we could all benefit from more money. But you have to be careful about not over asking including requests for financial aid.

Avoiding Controversy

Having a famous supporter onboard can give a nonprofit group wide visibility. However, that spotlight can grow uncomfortably hot if the celebrity becomes embroiled in a public controversy or personal scandal. And even the most wholesome of public figures may become burdensome to a charity if they lack commitment — or bring unreasonable demands.

Careful screening has helped prevent some charities from entering into relationships with troubled celebrities. United Way of America, for example, has for 30 years been served by supporters who play in the National Football League — an organization that, despite its members’ popularity, has in recent years seen some of its athletes embroiled in substance abuse, and accused of domestic violence and even murder. However, the charity has not been tarnished by some football players’ brushes with the law because the league does its own careful choosing of its representatives. To be recruited by the league and the teams for United Way work, the players need to be model citizens who believe in and exemplify through their citizenship the type of message that we’re trying to deliver through the campaign.

Without a group like the National Football League to pick the most likely prospects from its own ranks, however, the process becomes akin to hiring a staff member. You need to talk to a wide spectrum of people and really need to do a thorough background check.

There are a few basic “red flags” to heed. It’s common sense that if someone is not getting back to you in a timely manner, that’s a good indication of how business is going to go. If they’re uncomfortable talking about their own charitable commitments, that would also be a red flag, because if they’re noncommittal about where they’re donating their own money, it would indicate that they’re not really giving.

Even well-intentioned celebrities can become so high-maintenance that their demands outweigh the benefits of their support. The need to make both sides’ expectations clear at the outset. Up front, ask what they would be looking for in return, are they expecting travel expenses for themselves, a significant other, a whole entourage? If they need first-class accommodations for a dozen people, it’s a real test of their commitment to you. And if you get more involved with them later on, it’s just going to get worse, not better. And if you’re trying to raise money, it can cut into that.

Some non-profits has seen first-hand the trouble that can come from dealing with the associates of celebrities being sued for activities of a fund trustee, lawyer, the stars, former employers, for claims that they sabotaged the relationship with the entertainers and suggestion that they hire a friend of the entertainer as a fund raiser even though they had no experience in the field.

Non-profit charities have learned over the years that philanthropy needs to be treated like a business, and you’ve got to know who you are working with, whether the people you are hiring or doing business with are celebrities or not.

Another pitfall for the relationship between public figures and charities can come when an artist’s marketability stands at odds with a charity’s message. The Global AIDS Alliance’s “What’s Going On” project has originally been intended as a campaign solely to benefit international groups that fight the disease. But when, after September 11, record companies and others feared its AIDS message would be irrelevant in the wake of the terrorist attacks, the song was released to benefit the September 11th Fund as well.

However, some artists who were involved in the project when it was intended to benefit AIDS charities were upset that the money generated would now be split with another cause. And other artists feared that the song’s antiwar lyrics would trigger a backlash among fans eager to retaliate for the terror attacks. The artists might have been antiwar, but their audiences at that time might not have been. The controversies, he says, hurt both the song’s fund-raising efficacy and its anti-AIDS educational message.

People who are involved in celebrity, advocacy, and cause-related work, monitor what’s being said about them, and if they get a negative response from their audience, they modify their advocacy. Their power is only in their ability to maintain a following. If they don’t have people buying their CDs, they don’t have a way of helping any cause. They won’t do anything to compromise it.

Advocacy is a risk for people. The primary objective is to sell records. They are marketers. If they try to integrate the marketing of their cause, and if there’s some kind of push-back, they might retreat, they might modify how they relate to the cause.

A key point of any long-term association, understand celebrities who are not fully committed to a charity’s mission may lend their support only until it becomes inconvenient for them. An organization needs to figure out from the start why famous people are willing to help.

Is there a personal connection, do they really believe in it to the very core of their being, or is it a way for them to get publicity? Because if it’s the last one, it’s never going to work out. Once the need for publicity runs out, they’re going to be gone. About Abdul-Jalil

What Muhammad Ali’s Funeral, Janaaza, Will Teach Us About Islam

What Muhammad Ali’s Funeral, Janaaza, Will Teach Us About Islam
When “The GREATEST of All Time, The Peoples Champ”, Allah Ali Hajjirahmemek me Muhammad Ali, is buried, millions of Americans will have their first glimpse of the Islamic funeral service, Janaaza—one that looks a lot like Jewish and Christian services. Thursday, the world saw the most widely covered Muslim funeral in our nation’s history.
No one would’ve been happier about this than Muhammad Ali. May Allah (SWT) grant him Jannat-ul-Firdous.
Ali wanted to be an ambassador for Islam in America, as he told us in his 2005 book The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey, co-authored with his daughter Hana. In it, he shared an unfulfilled dream he had harbored, “I sometimes thought I would like to be a Muslim Billy Graham.” He continued: “But God had a different plan for me.”
SportsImage Ali CoverOn November 5, 1995, we brought Ali here to California to honor him with “The Sports Image Award”, as one in sports that had given the most dedicated effort, time and money to better their community, the nation and the world. Those who out matched their dignity with dollars and who use sports for it’s highest and most noble purpose, the uplifting of the human family!
That “plan,” of course, was Parkinson’s disease. It was only through his Muslim faith, Ali continued, that he “could deal with this challenge… it was my faith that restored my sense of purpose and self-confidence. My faith gave me back my joy and enthusiasm for life.”
It’s hard to reading that for a man whom was called simply “The Greatest” and had achieved so much knew that Parkinson’s made the beautiful dream he had for the next phase of his life impossible, or an unplanned reality.
And to cry tears of regret that if Ali could have fulfilled his dream of being a bridge between Muslims and our fellow Americans, perhaps our community wouldn’t be in the place we find ourselves in today.
That’s a dark, challenging and often lonely place. One where politicians like Donald Trump demonize us to score political points. A place where hate crimes against us have spiked over the past year. Where Muslim American students being bullied for their faith is no longer the exception, but the disturbing new norm.
On a personal note, I can’t help but think of the traditional white cloth the body was wrapped in after the ceremonial washing of his body—just as Ali was before his funeral Thursday, when many Americans will have a new experience and even learn a new word: Janaaza. That’s the Arabic word for funeral, and one Christian Arabs also use.
For Muslims, however, Janaaza signifies the Islamic funeral ritual. At Thursday’s Janaaza for Ali, Zaid Shakir will offer a traditional prayer that asks God for “mercy, forgiveness of Ali’s sins and acceptance of Ali into heaven.”
Islamic funeral prayer is very much like the ones offered at Christian and Jewish funerals of seeking mercy, forgiveness and acceptance into heaven. We may use different words or even languages but all three of these Abrahamic faiths share the same common humanity and God.
As for the burying of Ali, typically in Islam, like Judaism, the deceased should be buried as soon as possible. But it’s not an absolute mandate, rather “it’s more about appropriateness.” In Ali’s case, it was appropriate to wait so that the family could organize the funeral and memorial service so that the world could pay their respects to one of its icons—a man who was proudly Muslim, proudly Black and proudly American.
Ali’s prayer service, at the Freedom Hall in Louisville Kentucky, was open to people of all faiths. It will be followed Friday by an interfaith memorial service for the greatest. As the spokesperson for the Ali family explained earlier this week, “Ali spoke of inclusiveness his entire life and we want this to be inclusive of everyone.”
Honoring AliThis significance of Ali’s public funeral has certainly not been lost on Muslim Americans. As Ali’s “detailed wishes for his funeral prayer and memorial were that they be open to all people and all faiths, a powerful testimony to the inclusive principles he lived by” as a Muslim and an American.
In a political climate in which Islamophobia is front and center, his funeral will counterpunch the ridiculous notion that being a good Muslim and a good American are at odds.”
When a person dies, Muslims traditionally say, “To God we belong and to God we shall return.” Ali may have returned to God, but on Thursday and Friday Ali will bring together Muslims from across the nation to stand shoulder to shoulder with their fellow Americans of different religions and races. Even after his death, Ali is still fighting for the things he so dearly believed in.
R.I.P. dear Friend, role model, and client!,
Jalil